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The Resource Experiencing Jazz : a listener's companion, Michael Stephans

Experiencing Jazz : a listener's companion, Michael Stephans

Label
Experiencing Jazz : a listener's companion
Title
Experiencing Jazz
Title remainder
a listener's companion
Statement of responsibility
Michael Stephans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Experiencing Jazz: A Listener's Companion, writer, teacher, and renowned jazz drummer Michael Stephans offers a much-needed survey in the art of listening to and enjoying this dynamic, ever-changing art form. More than mere entertainment, jazz provides a pleasurable and sometimes dizzying listening experience with an extensive range in structure and form, from the syncopated swing of big bands to the musical experimentalism of small combos. As Stephans illustrates, listeners and jazz artists often experience the essence of the music together--an experience unique in the world of music. Experiencing Jazz demonstrates how the act of listening to jazz takes place on a deeply personal level and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the genre, instrument by instrument--offering not only brief portraits of key musicians like Joe Lovano and John Scofield, but also their own commentaries on how best to experience the music they create. Throughout, jazz takes center stage as a personal transaction that enriches the lives of both musician and listener. Written for anyone curious about the genre, this book encourages further reading, listening, and viewing, helping potential listeners cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the jazz art and how it can help--in drummer Art Blakey's words--"wash away the dust of everyday life." --
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Assigning source
back cover
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YDX
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Stephans, Michael
Dewey number
781
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Listener's companion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
Label
Experiencing Jazz : a listener's companion, Michael Stephans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966938077
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 488 pages ;
Isbn
9781442279520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations :
System control number
(OCoLC)966938077
Label
Experiencing Jazz : a listener's companion, Michael Stephans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966938077
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 488 pages ;
Isbn
9781442279520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations :
System control number
(OCoLC)966938077

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